Beautiful Dragon, monkey, lizard, lions OH MY

MARK IMAGE REQUIRED
ladyalthea
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:24 pm
Location: Tennessee

Beautiful Dragon, monkey, lizard, lions OH MY

Postby ladyalthea » Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:01 pm

Hi !

Im so glad i found this forum. What an interesting read this has been!

I recently picked this up at a flea market because i fell in love with it. Im curious if the mark on the bottom is for the silver or the maker of the entire object.

It seems stone of some sort with beautiful silver work. If this is a new item its done with the time of the old.

If anyone has any info on this i would appreciate hearing it! Heck even theories or hair brained schemes :)


Image

Image

Image

Image

lots more pics too.....
.

ladyalthea
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:24 pm
Location: Tennessee

No ideas?

Postby ladyalthea » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:07 am

I did find a similar object with way less silver on it. Seems the one i saw online was dated to pre 1900's.

Maybe that will help somehow?
.

CHAMPIE
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:56 pm
Location: USA

Postby CHAMPIE » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:12 am

the second word means silver.
the first word ?? don't know.

some sort of silver. May be sterling. It is not pure silver.

My wife is Chinese. She khows the word but not what is means.
.

ladyalthea
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:24 pm
Location: Tennessee

Postby ladyalthea » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:36 pm

thank you SO much for replying! I really appreciate it :)
.

silverly
moderator
Posts: 2885
Joined: Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:54 pm
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Postby silverly » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:33 am

The first character can be the Mandarin surname Wén. It can also be an old classifier for coins which may even fit in this case. Sorry to raise another question.
.

wei
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:00 am

Re: Beautiful Dragon, monkey, lizard, lions OH MY

Postby wei » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:18 am

it means coin silver, but I think its a new piece.


Return to “Asia & Middle East - Single Image”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests